Landscape Specialist - LS11

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • High Schools
  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Landscape Specialist TCC helps to prepare graduates for challenging careers in the expanding field of Landscaping. Students will also develop contemporary business concepts as they apply to landscape and garden centers.

Entrance Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.


Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (17 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamentals of plant science and horticulture as a career field. Emphasis will be placed on an industry overview; plant morphology; plant physiology; environmental factors affecting horticulture practices; soil physical and chemical properties; fertilizer elements and analysis; and basic propagation techniques.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the taxonomy, identification, and culture requirements of woody plants. Topics include: introduction to woody plants, classification of woody plants, and woody plant identification and culture requirements.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course develops skills needed for the proper selection, installation, and establishment of landscape trees, shrubs, groundcovers, turf, and flowers. Topics include workplace safety, interpreting a landscape plan, soil preparation, planting methods, post care and establishment, and managerial functions for landscape installers.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course provides an introduction to the principles and mechanisms of integrated pest management across a diverse array of pests including insects, weeds, plant pathogens, nematodes and vertebrates. Specifically, the course will provide students with a fundamental and practical understanding of integrated pest management in a landscape setting with emphasis on pest identification and control; pesticide application safety; and legal requirements for state licensure.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces cultural techniques required for proper landscape management with emphasis on practical application and managerial techniques. Topics include: landscape management, safe operation and maintenance of landscape equipment, and administrative functions for landscape managers.


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Related Program Options:

Horticulture Degree
Horticulture Diploma

Gainful Employment Disclosure



Kerry Watts
Environmental Horticulture Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 200
Phone: (229) 249-2662
Campus: Valdosta Campus